Frances Hodgson Burnett

Literary Birthday – 24 November – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born 24 November 1849, and died 29 October 1924.

Seven Quotes

  1. Everything’s a story. You are a story. I am a story.
  2. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
  3. I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
  4. My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.
  5. At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
  6. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it.
  7. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live.

Frances Hodgson Burnett was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children’s stories, including Little Lord FauntleroyA Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

Source for quotes


Herbert Rose Barraud (1845-1896), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 24th November 2013